Red String of Fate

In the year 2090, a robotics engineer tries to bring her fallen lover back to life.

  • Lovina Yavari
    Director
  • Lance Fernandes
    Director
  • Onna Chan
    Writer
  • Lovina Yavari
    Writer
  • Lance Fernandes
    Writer
  • Lovina Yavari
    Producer
  • Onna Chan
    Producer
  • Onna Chan
    Key Cast
    "Sam"
  • Lovina Yavari
    Key Cast
    "X72/Dani"
    Shazam, The Boys, Polar
  • Patrick Brown
    Key Cast
    "Hachi"
  • Melinda Shankar
    Key Cast
    "Danika Mondal"
    Degrassi, How To Be Indie
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Unmei No Akai Ito
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Romance, cyberpunk, neonoir, technoir, anime
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 5, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon Epic 1:1:85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Inside Out - Toronto LGBT Film Festival 2021
    Toronto
    Canada
    May 27, 2021
    Ontario Premiere
    Official Selection
  • SHORT to the Point 2021
    Bucharest
    Romania
    July 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Image + Nation Festival Courts Queer Short Film Fest 2021
    Montreal
    Canada
    July 15, 2021
    North America Premiere
    Best Art Direction & Special Effects Jury Award
  • Wasteland Film Festival 2021
    Outside of California City CA
    United States
    September 23, 2021
    Best Sci-Fi/Dystopian
  • SCI-FI-LONDON 2021
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 19, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Grimmfest 2021
    Manchester
    United Kingdom
    October 7, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Berlin Sci-fi Filmfest 2021
    Berlin
    Germany
    November 5, 2021
    German Premiere
    Nominee
  • NewFest’s 33rd edition of The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • SciFi Film Festival
    Sydney
    Australia
    September 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 2021 Blood in the Snow Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 18, 2021
    Nominated for Best Lead Acting Performance In a Short Film
  • Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 10, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Hamilton Film Festival - Canadian Film Market
    Hamilton
    Canada
    November 6, 2021
    Best Emerging (Student or First Time Filmmaker)
  • Vancouver Badass Film Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    October 11, 2021
    Nominated for Badass Supporting Performance, Badass Directing,Badass 7 Best Non-Local Short,Badass Performance
  • Image+Nation 34 Film Festival
    Montreal
    Canada
    November 18, 2021
    Official Selection
  • San Francisco Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
    December 1, 2021
    San Francisco Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Other Worlds Film Festival / Under Worlds Film Festival
    Austin, TX
    United States
    December 2, 2021
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Shockfest Film Festival

    United States
    December 10, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Canada Shorts
    Burnaby, BC
    Canada
    December 1, 2021
    Finalist
Distribution Information
  • DUST
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Lovina Yavari, Lance Fernandes

LOVINA YAVARI

Lovina is a Canadian Actor, Director, Artist, Fashion Designer, and Internationally published model in Toronto, ON.

She can be seen in DC’s Shazam, Polar (Netflix), and The Boys (Amazon)

Red String of Fate is her short film debut as a director. Her previous projects include a Japanese noodle commercial, (which can be seen in the cyberpunk game LOW-FI now available on steam), and a commercial for her motorcycle jackets she designed, based off the cult classic anime - AKIRA.

Lovina is a published Comic Book Artist and accomplished Fashion Designer. Her collection has sold out on multiple occasions and worn by musicians and celebrities alike.

She prides herself in having a strong ability to execute her artistic visions and instinctive self expression.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling, art directing photo shoots she models in, and playing Diablo.

Check out the link below to view her work.
http://www.lovinayavari.com
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LANCE FERNANDES

Lance Fernandes, a graduate of Toronto Film School, is a Commercial Director and Visual Effects Artist. Lance started as camera operator on OUTtv’s Crash course yoga then went on to direct and edit commercials and videos for companies such as: Universal & Warner Music; The Girl Scout’s of Canada; Shoppers Drug Mart; Corona Beer; and the Government of Ontario.

Over the last 13 years, he has also been shooting, editing and creating visual effects for various commercials, short films and music videos. Lance is the co-founder of Retro Grave Productions, a genre based production company specializing in horror and fantasy films and music videos. Retro Grave Productions has been proud to release 2 award-winning short films, “He likes it rough”, about a witch seeking justice after being assaulted and “Seiren”, a body-horror about a supermodel who painfully transitions into a demonic mermaid. Both films have been shown in festivals around the world and “Seiren” is still being distributed on DVD through Sunrise Records.

Lance is used to working on small productions getting the most value with limited crew and budget, especially during the pandemic of 2020 where he shot, produced and edited promos while in isolation for USA Network & Super Channel/Blood in the snow Film festival..

https://vimeo.com/user1281177

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Director Statement

" Red String of Fate was shot during the pandemic over the course of 2 days with my codirector Lance Fernandes. We had a team of 5 people and a budget of 4000$ CAD. We wanted to make a movie that gave us a chance to showcase what we were capable of and to tribute our inspirations for being filmmakers. We're all massive fans of anime, comic books, and the scifi and horror genre.

This project is my debut as a director and i'm hoping it can get my name out there to gain more opportunities as a filmmaker." - Lovina Yavari